Sunday, March 15, 2009

It's Bendtner again.

Last time I ended asking about Eboue. Before I get to Eboue, I just have to write about Bendtner again. No, it's not about the 4 golden chances he managed to miss today. It's actually about Wenger.

I was quite un happy as usual to see Bendtner in the starting line up again, especially when he is the lone striker. Eduardo is said to be injured while van Persie and Vela on the bench. No surprise to me, Bendtner is just as clumsy as he always is. He manage to make a few good passes, but who wouldn't when the opponent is playing that badly in defense. Then it came to the second half. Bolton basically just broke down and gave up. Times after times, Bendtner was give chances to score. If it has been the like of Eduardo or Eto'o, most of them could have been converted to goal. But Bendtner was simply in a different world. He was missing his goal scoring opportunities to the point the fans could not take it anymore. What would any coach do at this point in time? It's a no brainer that he be taken out right away because it's simply not his day.

So, I never managed to finish this post in March. Now it is July and it seems what I wanted to write haven't really come through. I was going to predict Wenger selling Bendtner for an amount more than winning a trophy would get him. Let's see what happen in the next few weeks.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Finally a goal for Arsenal

Arsenal finally won this week in the league (Tuesday), and I missed the game!
Well, my tivo was going to record it from Setanta Extra but after I accidentally deleted it, it wouldn't let me add it again.

And the person who scored twice was the one I've been hoping Wenger would keep in the spectator seat. The report said it's his new green shoes! Yes, he doesn't even need much energy. The ball just rolled into the net. It must really be his New Green Shoes!

Over the last few months, I sometimes told myself, just gently that Wenger is doing something special that no other manager in the World would do. He is giving chance to a yongster that would implant in him so deeply that he would be forever grateful for this master. Bendtner would not earn any opportunity like this any where else, to build his confidence the way he has gained in the previous month. Not that he is one lack of confidence but over confidence without the skills won't get anyone anywhere. But at this moment in time, something is coming out from him.

Yes, I want to throw my shoes (unfortunately I don't have any pink ones) at the TV when I see Bendtner in the starting lineup, or coming out to replace Vela. I still wish to see Vela more. But getting the results is more important than anything else at this stage. So, a 3-1 win in the midweek is a good thing.

Now, what about Eboue?